About Us

Now that you have completed your rehabilitation you are probably planning your personal wellness program.

Yoga practice can help you as stroke survivor to improve your mobility and balance, relieve stress, grief and sadness.

Breathing exercises and modified poses under supervision of a qualified instructor can contribute to your recovery and quality of life.

Your Instructor: Dr. Margot Graham
(Nat Dipl OT, BOccTher Hons, MOccTher, PhD OT)

I am an Occupational Therapist, with years of clinical and teaching experience in the field of adult neurology. I trained and qualified as a Satyananda Yoga Instructor at the Brooklyn Yoga Connection in 2013. The two year course is based on material from the Bihar University in India.

How We Practice

our benefits

Regular practice:

  • Increases mindfulness and awareness of current condition of the body
  • Develops mobility, strength, flexibility, balance, endurance and energy
  • Calms the mind, increases concentration and cognitive functions
  • Re-establishes body awareness and spatial perception
  • Normalises digestive and endocrine systems
  • Promotes a positive outlook

Acceptance criteria

  • Completion of rehabilitation
  • Ability to transfer to the floor and back to a chair (with minimal assistance)
  • Ability to follow instruction
  • Letter of approval from doctor
  • Stabilised blood pressure


In November 2012 I suffered a large right hemispheric stroke subsequently to a car accident. Having had great experience with yoga before the accident I was impatient during my rehabilitation to take up yoga again.

I soon realised however I would need a special yoga instructor, with professional knowledge of neuro rehab, to assist me in retraining my body function to get back into independent yoga practice. Through my rehab centre I came across Margot Graham’s details. Being a professionally trained occupational therapist with a passion for alternative therapeutic modalities and a trained yoga instructress, it seemed like a match in heaven.

Ben van Wyk


Our Partners


Yoga Connection was established in 1999 and has two branches - in Brooklyn, Pretoria East and in Centurion. Yoga Connection aspires to making Yoga accessible to everyone by removing the stigma of strangeness that sometimes surrounds this practice in the west. Our practise shows that yoga is nothing more than sheer common sense.
Visit www.yogaconnection.co.za

243 Brooks St, Brooklyn, Pretoria East
(1 Block South of Lynnwood Rd between Alexander and Pienaar)

: +27 82 138 3455
Fax: +27 82 138 3455


Set in the beautiful surroundings of Cape Connection, in the heart of Menlyn. The little Cape style business / shopping village lends itself to the harmony of Yoga. The studio leads off into a tranquil garden setting, connecting with Nature. The peaceful environment is an ideal place to escape the noisy city life.
Visit http://www.yogaharmony.co.za/

Cape Connection
59 Garsfontein Road,

: +27 82 309 7482
Email: helen@yogaharmony.co.za


Get in touch with us

Sahya Yoga

Telephone: +27 83 441 1087
E-mail: margot@sahyayoga.co.za